iStock.com/gamegfx Ethereum News Update On Friday morning, ETH prices moved sideways against the U.S. dollar, rising a measly 0.03%. This brought the Ethereum to USD exchange rate to $835.90. But that number is completely boring. I am much more interested in the Ethereum to Bitcoin rate, which rose 1.83% to 0.1 BTC. Here’s what I […]
February 9, 2018 10:31 PM In a joint letter to the finance minister of Argentina, the central bank governors and finance ministers of France and Germany made several requests related to the cryptocurrency markets and the upcoming G20 meetings. On Friday, it was reported that French minister for the economy and finance Bruno Le Maire, […]
ETHNews’ Adam Reese does a deep dive into the technical implications of a recent paper that outlined three types of EDCCs that could, theoretically, be used to bribe Ether miners to change their behavior in ways that benefit the briber. This article describes the three schemes and brings in commentary and additional explanations from Vitalik […]
A bill currently in the US Senate would call on federal personnel, including from the Department of Homeland Security, to develop and share with other law enforcement bodies a threat assessment describing how cryptocurrencies could be used to support terrorist activity. On February 7, the US Senate held hearings on HR2825, the Department of Homeland […]
This week, officials and economists from the Federal Reserve System expressed doubts about the practicality of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. On Friday, February 9, 2018, in a thoughtful post on Liberty Street Economics, a blog kept by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Antoine Martin and Michael Lee, economists in the bank’s research and […]
February 9, 2018 10:27 PM The Securities and Futures Commission in Hong Kong has sent advisory letters to cryptocurrency exchanges and ICO issuers in or connected to Hong Kong. They serve as a reminder that in the eyes of regulators, the line for securities compliance has already been drawn and bending it will not be […]
iStock.com/hwanchul Ethereum News Update After a devastating January, cryptocurrencies stabilized in early February. The calming event was—to everyone’s surprise—testimony from two U.S. regulators. Jay Clayton of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and J. Christopher Giancarlo of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) provided expert guidance during U.S. Senate hearings on the future of […]
Elected officials in Berkeley, California, may conduct an ICO to raise funding for affordable housing. Image from Sheila Fitzgerald. LianLian International Joining RippleNet Chinese payment provider, LianLian International, is joining Ripple’s payment network, RippleNet, to facilitate cross-border transactions. According to CoinDesk, LianLian International is only using Ripple’s underlying technology, not its cryptocurrency (XRP). The new […]
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